Job Opportunity

Cook

Valley Hope Association
PO BOX 510
Norton, KS 67654

Contact Information
HR Dept
785-877-5111
hrdepartment@valleyhope.com
www.valleyhope.org

Full/Part Time:

Part

Primary Duties:

1. Cook ensures safe food handling protocol is maintained at all times within the kitchen and dining areas including safe hand hygiene, cross contamination and temperature checks are followed and ensure timely documentation as directed by lead cook or written instructions.
2. Prepares daily meals according to weekly menus/recipes or lead cook instruction. Properly increases or decreases recipes as needed for fluctuations in census.
3. Cook prepares daily meals and/or snacks according to Special Diet recipes as ordered by nursing department.
4. Serves food to patients, visitors and staff with a pleasant demeanor.
5. Cook stores food items according to established guidelines and or state regulations/guidelines.
6. Performs dishwashing for all items used in preparation and serving of meals.
7. Cook presents safety and hygiene instruction to any patients who are assigned to assist with dish or clean up duties to ensure safe kitchen environment and safe dish sanitization methods are followed.
8. Performs cleaning/sanitizing tasks as outlined on the shift/daily/weekly/monthly cleaning schedules, which may include sinks, counters, ovens, stovetops, grill, fryer, serving line, salad bar, and other equipment and appliances.
9. Cook follows safety guidelines when using appliances, utensils and other commercial kitchen equipment.
10. Reports safety hazards to management.
11. Cook removes trash, boxes or other materials such as used grease to appropriate containers in a timeframe that ensures staff safety and proper food handling protocol.
12. Adheres to Valley Hope’s philosophies, policies, and procedures as well as any other regulating bodies.
13. Participates in all assigned staff meetings, staff development, and training as required.
14. Interacts and communicates with others (patients, co-workers, management, clients, and vendors) in a professional and tactful manner including treating them with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Apply at www.valleyhope.org/careers

Skills:

Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures.
• Able to read and follow standardized recipes.
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize competing demands and effectively manage multiple tasks and/or projects while being responsive and flexible.
• Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to ensure accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain sensitive and confidential information.
• Self-directed and motivated; able to meet established timelines.
• Ability to work in a team environment and take direction.
• Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures.
• Able to read and follow standardized recipes.
• Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to prioritize competing demands and effectively manage multiple tasks and/or projects while being responsive and flexible.
• Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to ensure accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain sensitive and confidential information.
• Self-directed and motivated; able to meet established timelines.
• Ability to work in a team environment and take direction.

Timeline:

Compensation:

8.94-11.40

Benefits:

401K, FSA